Belles on Their Toes | Criticism

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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Children born of the "lost generation" and growing up in the depression years might have been used by some novelists as pegs to hang a dreary psychological commentary upon: Mr. Gilbreth's ["Loblolly"] is anything but dreary. From the moment old "February" brings the quaking but game youngsters to the rundown old mansion in Cutting Scrape Alley, to the restoration of Loblolly plantation and Julien's invitation to the St. Cecilia ball, the book is an affirmation of courage and integrity.

It's funny, too. If it weren't it would hardly be Gilbreth…. Mr. Gilbreth succeeds in making his unbelievable characters quite believable.

Silence Buck Bellows, "About Families," in The Christian Science Monitor (reprinted by permission from The Christian Science Monitor; © 1959 The Christian Science Publishing Society; all rights reserved), October 15, 1959, p. 19.

A widower with a grownup daughter, Frank Gilbreth took another wife and soon found himself the father of a son...

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